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    onlyme got a reaction from Democorruptcy in Companies that are buggered thread...   
    To keep the children occupied during lockdown surely? Once back at school not the same need. 
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    onlyme reacted to Vendetta in Beekeeping   
    Split my starter hive yesterday.
    I was running a double brood box and a super on top of queen excluder - with 3 ‘odd sized’ frames of Honey being capped in that.
    So the new queen arrived in the post.
     
    I went through the starter hive - easily now must be 40-50k bees and found the Queen in the bottom brood box in the last frame - still laying prolifically. I hadn’t killed her at last inspection! 
    I then looked for frames of nearly all just capped brood and nurse bees and also frames that had been drawn out but were empty and also frames of capped honey. I was careful to make sure I took no frames with young larvae (<5 days) that could be turned into queens in the new hive.
    Compared to my original hive in May this new hive will have a massive head start - I must have put 10,000 bees on frames in this new hive - plus a good ‘2-3 shakes’ of bees from other frames (aware that a good proportion will probably fly back to their original hive). 
    Anyway I inserted the queen cage in the new hive and will leave until Friday morning when I’ll crack off the plastic cage door and hopefully the bees will eat through the sugar plug and accept their new queen. She will than have a couple of months to get the hive up and running for winter. I’ll help with a bit of feed and pollen patties.
     
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    onlyme reacted to Sasquatch in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    I'm not queueing on the High Street with a load of freeloading numpties to get mediocre food. 
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    onlyme reacted to Libspero in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
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    onlyme reacted to SNACR in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Maybe there’s some space left in that landfill in Cheltenham they hid the whole emergency vehicle fleet from Salisbury in.
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    onlyme reacted to PaulParanoia in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    So infections seem to be rising in various European countries without any correlation in increased hospital admissions or deaths.  What's really going on here? 
    Option 1, Covid really is gaining traction again.  Hospital admissions and deaths will increase shortly.
    Option 2, increased testing and unreliability of the tests is showing a phantom increase.  This UK GOV report (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/895843/S0519_Impact_of_false_positives_and_negatives.pdf) shows that in controlled clinical conditions the Covid 19 RT-PCR test has a 5% rate of both false positives and false negatives.  Rates are not yet understood for real world usage.  It goes on to say that RT-PCR tests for other RNA viruses has a median false positive rate of 2.3%.
    With the number of cases still being low per 100,000 people across Europe I'd lean towards Option 2 (increased testing and unreliability of the tests) explaining the small increase in numbers.  There's some work done by Carl Heneghan (Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine) to support this view here ... https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/covid-cases-in-england-arent-rising-heres-why/
    As usual, only time will tell the truth.
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    onlyme reacted to Long time lurking in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    If true this is truly criminal,murder in the care homes 
    3.40 on if you want to cut to the chase 
     https://www.bitchute.com/video/KfqJvRhKqH8e/
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    onlyme reacted to eta-carinae in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    My town was utterly rammed.
    Queues all along the street for the big chains. I went to usually good gastro pub, got absolutely ripped off and feeling rather fucked off.
    They'd reduced their menu to a £10 three course offering, and the food was worth less than that, tiny and boring. 
    I told the manager it was an excuse to scam the govt out or a tenner, and that we'd never return despite being regulars.
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    onlyme got a reaction from MrPin in Covid-19 car prices   
    My barometer is local auction house, vey low number cars still, only one main agent part ex car on the catalogue at the moment, so second hand channel certainly looks like it could carry more supply easily for a while.
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    onlyme got a reaction from the gardener in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    Would've thought the obvious thing to do wold be to give it to some farmers, it being fertiliser and all.
    Customs officials are understood to have asked authorities to move the dangerous substance from Hangar 12 due to the danger they believe it posed to the city and given to the army or sold to an explosives company.
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    onlyme got a reaction from invalid in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    Would've thought the obvious thing to do wold be to give it to some farmers, it being fertiliser and all.
    Customs officials are understood to have asked authorities to move the dangerous substance from Hangar 12 due to the danger they believe it posed to the city and given to the army or sold to an explosives company.
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    onlyme reacted to eight in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    I only started last September so wasn't part of the redundancy consultation. I've said I'll take any hours available, no matter how few, so they don't actually have to definitively dispense with or reinstate me. I was eyeing Christmas but just can't believe we're going to get through to that without further draconian measures, so it's still all up in the air really. 
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    onlyme reacted to Errol in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    Yes, I mean the economy - such as it is. But the people working from home are also spending a lot more money in local shops, bars and restaurants. It's just London and the big cities that are missing out.
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    onlyme reacted to The Grey Man in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    Seen a lot of small shops remaining closed.
    However, I use the M60 daily. Truck frieght is definitely on the up. Slows me down.
    Not seen many Euro registered trucks though. I do have a habit of looking at the reg when I see one.
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    onlyme reacted to Errol in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    I don't expect any significant return by workers to the big cities. But then most of these people are working from home anyway, keeping the economy going.
    Commuter trains, car parks and routes are largely empty still. Center of London itself is still mostly empty (or at least 80-90% down).
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    onlyme reacted to eight in Is the economy finally getting up off its arse?   
    This today from my employer.
    "Also, today is the first day of redundancy outcome meetings. I’m pleased to report that the number of staff likely to leave the business is much lower than first anticipated, and much lower than other comparative businesses, thanks to the efforts of everyone."
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    onlyme reacted to MerryMoon in Changing the gearbox on a front wheel drive Triumph1300   
    1976 and I have just passed my driving test my dad said he would buy a car for me. He bought a Triumph 1300 off a neighbour. We soon found out that the gearbox was knackered. Horrific quote to get it repaired. My dad found out that the local transplants place had got a gearbox so he said that he would do it himself, brilliant idea but my dad was 80 years old so I ended up doing most of the work myself .. ruined me nails and nearly broke one of my toes during the process .. Took nearly a month to do the job .. car did nearly six years .. we never did work out where some of the extra bolts that were left over came from and I was always a bit worried about a thing that looked like a main bearing cap but no way was I going to split that engine and gearbox again to find out. Eventually it turned out to be a bracket that stopped the starter motor from rattling .. but it took four years to find out. The other that was horrid to sort out was tightening the rotoflex coupling "spiders". After the Triumph 1300 died in 1982 I bought a Triumph Dolomite Sprint .. I won't say anything more about that. Haynes Manuals are great aren't they?
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    onlyme reacted to The Masked Tulip in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April onwards 2020 (Part 3)   
    The Thais reckons certain antibodies from COVID-19 helps, not inhibits, the SARS-COV-2 virus.
    https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-covid-19-antibodies-study-shows-that-certain-antibodies-from-recovered-patients-actually-helps-not-inhibits-the-sars-cov-2-virus
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    onlyme reacted to Long time lurking in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    I`m sure the good people in the Beqaa Valley could have put the fertilizer to good use 
    It could have helped them out financially too
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    onlyme reacted to Chewing Grass in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    BBC reporting on it was laughable on the 6pm news, it was carefully scripted down to Blue Peter levels and gave the impression that the explosion was solely to do with NH4NO3 just being left around in sacks to go boom all on its own just by accident.
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    onlyme got a reaction from invalid in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    More than just firecrackers at that distance, looks like a shock induced main explosion - does gunpowder go up in that way when encased in cardboard, it will go up violently but not sure so much, plus if fireworks you'd expect some escaping shells/mortars - coloured pyrotechnics etc, could only see the hard white flashes and then the main explosion.
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    onlyme reacted to JFK in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    Christ. Those prices.
    No wonder people don't go out - there's no way I'd part with that sort of cash.
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    onlyme got a reaction from JFK in Eat Out to Help Out scheme   
    Wonder if many places will be using this as an excuse to artificially raise prices in the short term and making them stick in the longer term ,nice bit of conditioning telling people that plate of scampi (from a bag) costs £13. Could have a touch of the Miras effect when the discount gets pulled.
     
     

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    onlyme reacted to Wight Flight in COVID-1984: Compulsory Masks In Shops   
    Went to the pub today and within seconds the barmaid had asked for my number.
    That hasn't happened in, well, never to be honest.
    Apart from that everything seems perfectly normal.
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    onlyme reacted to JackieO in Explosions at port in Beirut   
    Carlos Osweda aka Thomas Wictor of Quodverum thinks someone blew up Hezbollah's, Iranian supplied, main weapons dump that was in that warehouse in the port.
    Al-Hadeth News Says MASSIVE Beirut Explosion Was Warehouse for Iranian Missiles to Hezbollah